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When we look at splash plays every week, we are looking for 2 in particular that are extra special. We are not here to thumb our noses at pressures or run stuffs, but it sure seems that the name of the game is really sacks and takeaways. We especially love DeMarcus Ware's strip-sack the best, as it accomplishes both.
But with a 2-3 record and another game with no takeaways, we are left to wonder how this defense can truly be considered strong if it cannot A) get to the QB and B) get turnovers (which are a direct result of A).
They have just 10 sacks, which is below the league average and 25th in the league, and only 4 takeaways which ranks 31st in the NFL. Their annual ranking in the NFL in takeaways has never been anything special over the last several seasons with their only top 10 finish actually in the disastrous 2010 in which nothing else went right for the entire organization (and the only year with 2 defensive coordinators, as Phillips was replaced in midseason).
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett feels like wide receiver Dez Bryant has been getting better each week.“We’ll learn from that particular play, but he has a tremendous competitive spirit,” coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPNDallas.com. “Anybody who watches football and knows anything about it – or even if you don’t know anything about it – and you watch that guy...
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IRVING, Texas The evidence keeps rolling in: The gap between the intellect of "teacher" Jason Garrett and the education of his "students" is massive especially when the pop quizzes that need to be passed are represented by Dallas Cowboys opportunities in opponents' territory.
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Standing outside the Dallas Cowboys' locker room Sunday in Baltimore, Jerry Jones spoke approvingly of the effort his team gave during a 31-29 loss to the Ravens.The Cowboys owner and general manager even said it was the best game his team has played this year. To many, that sounded like Jones was satisfied with a moral victory against a difficult opponent. On Tuesday, Jones...
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The fifth-year running back and former first-round pick certainly had to be patient. He had only three carries in the first four games this season.
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IRVING, Texas Felix Jones knew exactly what everyone was saying about him. He opened training camp by failing a conditioning test and then he became the public face of the Dallas Cowboys' embarrassing special teams unit.
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